Set the stage Scranton Shakespeare Festival ready for diverse season

Youth across the country have found their voices and undertaken challenges of late in the wake of violence and negativity. In its seventh year, the Scranton Shakespeare Festival has chosen pieces that reflect that. “It was supposed to be all about a new generation and...

Quartet at home playing NEPA for two decades

A 40-pound head might sound strange to some, but for the past 22 years, it has been the namesake of a Luzerne County band. The four-piece group, which describes its genre as “the other music,” came together in 1996 first as a cover band and then moved into writing its...

Up Close & Personal – Eleanor Gwyn-Jones

Eleanor Gwyn-Jones is an independent Mary Kay director, author and the proprietor of the Lion’s Den, Clarks Summit. Having grown up in London, she says her British accent may fool some people, but she considers Northeast Pennsylvania to be home. She has published two...

Historic Route 66 focus of new exhibit at Misericordia University

Take a ride down historic Route 66 this summer without leaving Northeast Pennsylvania. Pauly Friedman Art Gallery at Misericordia University, Dallas, presents the exhibit, “America’s Road: The Journey of Route 66,” from Saturday, June 16, through Sunday, Aug. 12. An...
Sounds – June 21, 2018

Sounds – June 21, 2018

NOT-SO-QUAINT FOLK WYE OAK — ‘The Louder I Call, the Faster It Runs’ THE GOOD: Maryland indie duo Wye Oak comes back with a buzzing, crackling sixth. THE BAD: Nope. THE NITTY GRITTY: What began as a modern, folk-tinged project has slowly morphed into something...

Concerts – June 21, 2018

Concerts – June 21, 2018

F.M. Kirby Center, Wilkes-Barre Tickets: 570-826-1100 Quiet Riot, the Sweet and House of Lords, Friday, June 29 Josh Blue, Thursday, July 12 Dion, Friday, July 27 Yanni, Tuesday, July 31 Blues Traveler, Wednesday, Aug. 1 Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band and Beth Hart Band,...

Quartet at home playing NEPA for two decades

Quartet at home playing NEPA for two decades

A 40-pound head might sound strange to some, but for the past 22 years, it has been the namesake of a Luzerne County band. The four-piece group, which describes its genre as “the other music,” came together in 1996 first as a cover band and then moved into writing its...

Clubs – June 21, 2018

Clubs – June 21, 2018

Thursday, June 21 279 Bar & Grill, 279 S. River St., Wilkes-Barre: Swagger Syndicate Bar Louie at Mohegan Sun Pocono, 1280 Route 315, Plains Twp.: Tophat — Slash tribute Bart & Urby’s, 119 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre: Trivia Night Bartolai Winery, Route 92 and Coolidge...